3.9-rc7 Released, NVIDIA and VMware OK..

Just installed kernel 3.9-rc7 on my test system, and VMware (9.02) and the latest NVIDIA ‘stable’ (310.44) and ‘beta’ (319.12) drivers all compile without problems.. # uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.9.0-rc7 #1 SMP Mon Apr 15 09:40:44 BST 2013 x86_64 … Continue reading

Pi – ‘Final’ 3.8 Kernel Released

Just installed the ‘final / released’ version of the Raspberry Pi 3.8 kernel, from https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/tree/rpi-3.8.y, and everything seems to be behaving..   This is already based on 3.8.6, so no need (yet) to apply any ‘incrementals’… Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow) … Continue reading

New NVIDIA ‘Optimus’ Driver, Compiles OK..

Just downloaded the new NVIDIA ‘beta’ driver – 319.12 – and it compiles without problems on kernels 3.8.6 and 3.9-rc6 (as you would expect!).. More (technical!) details here: https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/539249/unix-graphics-announcements-and-news/-linux-solaris-and-freebsd-driver-319-12-beta-/ Robert Gadsdon.  April 10, 2013. … Continue reading

3.9-rc6 – Still no problems with VMware and NVIDIA

Just installed 3.9-rc6, and the latest VMware (9.02) and NVIDIA (‘stable’ 310.44 and ‘beta’ 313.30) drivers all compile OK.. There will probably be one more -rc (7) before 3.9 Final is released.. # uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.9.0-rc6 #1 SMP … Continue reading

Kernel 3.8.6 – x86_64 and ARM (Pi)

Just updated to kernel 3.8.6, and used the incremental patch at https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.0/incr/patch-3.8.5-6.bz2 to update the Raspberry Pi.. Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow) Kernel 3.8.6-pi on an armv6l (ttyAMA0) …………… # uname -a Linux rgpi 3.8.6-pi #1 PREEMPT Fri Apr 5 … Continue reading

Kernel 3.9-rc5 – No Problems.. ‘Final’, in ”A Few Weeks”?

Just updated the test system to 3.9-rc5, and VMware (9.0.2) and NVIDIA (310.40 and 313.26) all (still) compile OK.. # uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.9.0-rc5 #1 SMP Tue Apr 2 08:54:24 BST 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Apparently, the released … Continue reading